Hurting Obamacare Hurts Conservatives

Conservatives used to want to decouple health insurance from employment. A Supreme Court ruling against Obamacare would set back that goal.

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If the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the government in the latest challenge to Obamacare, conservatives will have done more than undercut the Affordable Care Act. They will also have crippled a cause they have long supported: weakening the link between health insurance and employment.

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